Saturday, February 26, 2005

Life in the fast lane

At the last post I was heading out to play at one of the local coffee shops with some new players. That was fun, went really well and I held my own against the Expert, I think he ended up one game better out of the 6 or 7 we played.
Spent the past week doing the "1000 X" CD, and playing a bunch of blitz games on ICC and Playchess. I started out great in the earlier part of the week, and as the week wore on I found myself picking up the old habit of reacting and not thinking ahead. When I reviewed my mail stored games I was amazed at the amount of missed opportunities found on both sides. So I'm going to put a block on blitz games until my standard improvement levels out. I don't want to undo everything I have worked so hard to improve.
Other than that it is business as usual.


Temposchlucker said...

There seems to be a limit of the amount of blitzgames one can play. If I play to much of them my normal OTB-play is degrading.

Margriet said...

I stopped playing fast games (internet) for a while, in the long games I got the nasty habit to play too fast.
When my tactical skills are improved, then I will play blitz again.